I’m available to help residents in Wrexham with education, environment, health and social services, transport, and other local issues.
Raised in north east Wales, I have lived and worked in Wrexham all my adult life.
Prior to my election to the Welsh Parliament, I spent 20 years working at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital. I also worked as Constituency Assistant to former Wrexham MP Ian Lucas.
I was elected to Senedd Cymru in May 2007 and sat on the Communities and Culture, Sustainability and Audit Committees and Legislation Committee No. 5.
In December 2009, I was appointed Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation & Skills. Following my re-election in May 2011, I was appointed Minister for Health & Social Services.
In March 2013, I was appointed Minister for Local Government & Government Business and in September 2014, was appointed Minister for Communities & Tackling Poverty.
After my re-election in May 2016, I was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Environment & Rural Affairs and in November 2017, I was appointed Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning & Rural Affairs.
Mark Drakeford MS became First Minister in December 2018 and I was appointed Minister for Environment, Energy & Rural Affairs. Following my re-election in May 2021, I was appointed Minister for Rural Affairs and North Wales, and Trefnydd.
My political interests include health, economic development, housing and children’s issues.
Outside of politics, my interests include music, walking and supporting Wrexham Football Club – I was formerly an elected director of the Wrexham Supporters Trust. I have also served as a school governor and have two daughters.
As the Member of the Senedd for Wrexham, it is essential I ensure the constituency receives the funding and necessary support in order it can enjoy the economic and social benefits it deserves.
This site aims to provide to keep you as up to date as possible, however if you have any further enquiries, be sure to get in touch.
The Senedd Constituency of Wrexham covers the same area as the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Wrexham. This is made up of the following Community Wards: –
Acton, Borras Park, Brynyffynnon, Cartrefle, Erddig, Garden Village, Gresford, Grosvenor, Gwersyllt East & South, Gwersyllt North, Gwersyllt West, Hermitage, Holt, Little Acton, Llay, Maesydre, Marford & Hoseley, Offa, Queensway, Rhosnesni, Rossett, Smithfield, Stansty, Whitegate and Wynnstay.
Wrexham is the largest settlement in North Wales and ranks as the fourth largest urban area in Wales after Cardiff, Swansea and Newport. At the 2011 Census, Wrexham had a population of 61,603. As part of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Wrexham was granted city status in 2022.
Traditionally an industrial town reliant upon the coal and steel industries, its economy has successfully diversified and attracted inward investment in recent decades. Wrexham Industrial Estate is one of the largest in Europe, including major companies such as Kellogg’s, JCB, Solvay and Wockhardt.
Wrexham sits within sight of the magnificent Welsh uplands. Situated on the English border adjacent to the lower Dee Valley, the city welcomes a diverse mix of people to its community, whilst being proud of its heritage as a Welsh mining town. Villages such as Llay, Gresford and Gwersyllt display the characteristics of close-knit mining communities.
Wrexham city centre has experienced significant redevelopment in recent years, highlighted by cultural community resource, Ty Pawb and Xplore! Science Discovery Centre. As well as being the home of world-famous Wrexham AFC, cultural and sporting events regularly take place in and around the city centre.
Wrexham Glyndwr University and Coleg Cambria are the standard bearers of an impressive educational sector and the Maelor Hospital works closely with them to improve local health care provision.
Wrexham is an ambitious city with plenty to see and do. Visitors are encouraged to see for themselves how much the city has changed in recent years.
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As your Member of the Senedd (MS), I can help constituents on various issues, such as education, the environment, health and social services, highways, transport, and housing.
Please use the contact form to get in touch with me. Please remember to provide as many details as possible, including your name, address and full details of your issue.
I also hold face-to-face and online surgeries using Zoom/Microsoft Teams. At each session, I’ll be available to help with local issues. Click here to book an appointment.